Ex-cop banned from police work

1/3/2014, 6 a.m.

Veteran DeKalb Police Officer Scott Biumi, who pulled his gun on an 18-year-old McDonald’s customer in Forsyth County, got 10 years probation and community service and is banned from serving in law enforcement for life.


Scott Biumi

He also can no longer own a gun.

Biumi, 48, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault after he was caught on the restaurant’s security camera pointing a gun at a driver in a McDonald’s drive-through lane in Cumming on April 9, 2013.

Investigators said the detective sergeant was upset that the driver ahead of him was taking too long at the window.

As part of a plea agreement, Biumi, who was a DeKalb detective for 20 years, must do 120 hours of community service during his first year of probation.

He was arrested on April 17 by the Forsyth County sheriff and was facing a felony aggravated assault charge. He resigned from the DeKalb Police force on April 19 “in lieu of termination.”

Forsyth County investigators said Biumi got out of his DeKalb County Police unmarked black Chevrolet Impala, went to the pickup truck in the line in front of him, and pointed his service gun at the driver.

Investigators said Biumi lunged his head and shoulders into the customer’s pickup during the confrontation.

Ryan Mash, a Lambert High School senior, said Biumi flashed his gold star badge and asked him if he knew who he was messing with.

He said Biumi put his hand on his upper chest and shoulder area, then he pulled the gun and put it at his neck area.

The negotiated plea, entered in December, also requires Biumi to “take all medications as directed.”